Place Royale in Old Quebec in Quebec City, Canada is located in the heart of the city where cobblestone streets and exquisite dining establishments line the area. Dusk is the ideal time to be strolling around Place Royale as the entire area is illuminated by the lights on the historic buildings.
During the daylight hours, you can venture through the streets of Place Royale and browse amongst all the unique shops. Explore these shops and be sure to take in the sights and architecture that dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Place Royale in Quebec City, Canada is the original birthplace of the French civilization throughout North America and construction soon began at the foot of Cap Diamant. It was not long before rich merchants began to settle in to life around Place du Marche, whose name was change shortly after to Place Royale.
Place Royale was the main business centre for merchants, shipowners and shipbuilders up until 1860 and then a major decline happened around the area. From that time until around 1950, Place Royale in Quebec City was considered to be a very poor and rundown part of the city.
Today, Place Royale has been reconstructed and is one of the busiest places during the summer months especially when dusk begins to settle in. There are over four centuries of history in Place Royale and tourists flock here to learn about and see the amazing architecture of historic times and pick up some fascinating gifts.
Buildings in Place-Royale during blue hour in Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 4/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 28mm.
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